On Monday, 21 June 2021, Canada travel restrictions have been updated. The Federal government of Canada has announced new rules, lifted the requirement of Quarantine for Canadian residents who are fully vaccinated. Canadian residents who have received two doses of vaccine can enter Canada and they do not have to quarantine upon arrival.
A negative PCR test result is mandatory for all Canadian residents whether they are entering through land border or by air. To avoid quarantine, all residents have to have received two jabs of Pfizer, AstraZeneca or Moderna vaccine. In case of Janssen vaccine, one dose is enough to fulfill the requirement of traveling without quarantine. [Read also: Canada extended ban on some countries.]
The Minister of Intergovernmental affairs of Canada, Dominic Lebalnc said that it is the first phase of travel resumption and border is not going to be fully opened at this time. Canada travel restrictions are partially being lifted for citizens, permanent residents and people who are covered in Indian Act.
All passengers to Canada must register their information in ArrivaCan app before they start journey. They have to have negative test result of PCR maximum 72 hours before the departure of flight. Upon arrival in Canada, they will be tested again for covid, if test result is negative, they don’t need to quarantine. If test result is positive, they have to quarantine. Therefore, all travelers include quarantine plan in their travel plan.
Despite lifting Canada travel restrictions, Children under 12 years who cannot get vaccine, there are still restriction applied on them.
Vaccinated Adults accompanying age under 18 non-vaccinated, have to quarantine at home for 14 days. However, parents who are fully vaccinated, they do not need to be isolated from them.
Canadian residents who are non-vaccinated or partially vaccinated, they have to stay in quarantine upon arrival. foreign national are still restricted from entering in Canada.
This is first of phase of lifting travel restrictions which will be implemented from July 5, 2021. The plan about the second phase has yet to be announced.
The vaccination rate is increasing in Canada and infection rate is decreasing, so Canada is going to ease travel restrictions. NWT has also announced that residents of NWT can enter without quarantine provided that they are fully vaccinated. According to NWT Canada officials, that once vaccination rate reaches 75%, the restrictions will be fully lifted. The announcement of NWT officials includes essential workers also. However, this facility is not for non-residents to enter NWT for leisure purpose.
Unvaccinated travelers have to quarantine for up to 10 days whereas partially vaccinated travelers have to quarantine for 8 day. on the last day of quarantine, they have to have a PCR test.
Canada travel restrictions are being updated and eased same as in many other countries. In fact, it all depends on vaccination rate and infection decreasing rate.